Dinka Metallic Shield (SHI 019)

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This shield supposedly belongs to the Nuer, a sub-group of the Dinka tribe in the southern Sudan , they use shield made from different materials like animal hides, wood and metal.Shields among African cultures were used in different ways; during initiation of young boys, ritual ceremonies and of course in wars, since they were always in armed conflicts with each other.The following metallic shield shows visible signs of age and usage.

Material:Iron and wooden pole

Age:Approximately 50-60 yrs

Origin:Southern Sudan



Additional information

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 0.1 × 48 × 112 cm
Item Origin

D.R. Congo


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